Glyphis glyphis (Müller & Henle, 1839)
Speartooth shark
Glyphis glyphis
photo by FAO

Family:  Carcharhinidae (Requiem sharks)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed); 175 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: northern Australia and New Guinea (Ref. 84281).
Biology:  Found presumably inshore. Largest whole specimen collected was that of a female with maturity unknown, 175 cm TL. Large sets of jaws examined indicate that size can attain up to 2 m and possibly 3 m (Ref. 76952). Viviparous (Ref. 50449). Biology poorly known.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 October 2005 (C2a(i)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.06.10
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.04.94

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